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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Many: Light sensitivity, or photophobia, is common in many people, especially with light colored eyes. It is normal for them. Many ocular disorders can ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
Bothered by light: Light sensitivity or photophobia means when the bright light or sun bothers your eye. This can be from very dry eye with cornea surface issue, cornea ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience in Family Medicine
Eyes?: I assume you mean you eyes are sensitive to light. This may be due to overexposure to the sun, an infection, or getting something in your eyes such a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Whats the q?: I dont understand the q.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience in Dermatology
Minocycline: Yes, any tetracycline related antibiotic can increase risk of sunburn. Doxycycline gives the most sun sensitivity problems.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Several possibility: Meningitis is the most serious i can think of, but vascular headaches (migraines and others) can also do this, among other possibilities. Suggest you ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience in Neurology
Extremely: Light sensitivity, or photophobia, is one of the hallmarks of migraine headache. In fact, if someone has headaches and does not have light sensitivit ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
Maybe: Your eyes can be sensitive to light for a number of reasons. If the sensitivity is due to a condition that is irritating the cornea or iris, than trea ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
None: Purely subjective.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sorry but no: I'm sorry to say, there are no contact lenses that treat photophobia ( light sensitivity). Just sunglasses, which happen to work quite well. Best of l ... Read More

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